FIFA World Cup 2018: Organising body shows support for Fair Play rule after Japan controversially qualify over Senegal
FIFA has stated that it has no intention of changing the Fair Play rule during the group stage at the World Cup, in spite of Japan deliberately not trying to win their game against Poland to go through with less yellow cards.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Here's all you need to know about Fair Play rule, the new tie-breaker that led to Senegal's exit
Japan were able to advance to the Round of 16 because they received fewer yellow cards than Senegal. Here's a handy explainer on how the Fair Play tie-breaker works.